Clerkenwell Tales Bookshop


I worked as a bookseller and co-managed Clerkenwell Tales Bookshop in Exmouth Market from 2009 until it closed in 2014. Started by Peter Ho, London’s best bookseller who has now sadly decamped to Canada, the shop was a haven for booklovers. It was a place where we prided ourselves on recommending the perfect book no matter how esoteric the reader or vague the description of the recipient – “He’s a man and they tell me it’s his birthday”, etc. It was a fantastic five years in which I learnt so much from Peter and also from our interesting and varied customers.


& here’s one of me in the shop when I got a little carried away making decorations for the spring window…